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Small plane overloaded with cocaine worth US$57 million crashes shortly after take-off in Papua New Guinea

Police say a small plane that crashed shortly after take-off in Papua New Guinea had been overloaded with cocaine destined for the Australian market. Officers say the “greed” of the drugs gang played a part in their downfall. It is believed the Cessna had been carrying more than 500kg ¬†of cocaine worth US$57 million when […]

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Four survive a 32 day adrift in South Pacific

Four people survived a month adrift in the Pacific by eating coconuts and drinking rainwater in an ordeal that claimed the lives of eight of their companions, including a baby, reports said Wednesday. The group, from Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville province, are believed to have spent 32 days at sea. The Solomon Star News reported […]

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Bougainville voted to become independent of Papua New Guinea

South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to become independent of Papua New Guinea, becoming the world’s latest territory to seek secession. Buka town on Buka island is the capital of the region, and houses the government headquarters. Some 300,000 people live in the territory, mostly in villages outside Buka and the two […]